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Friday, November 1

11:00am MDT

Supporting the Whole Child through Organic Teaching Opportunities
What skills, qualities, and attributes would you like your students to possess at age 25? During this session, we will discuss core competencies, challenges, and solutions for implementing whole child strategies within the afterschool program. We will learn how to support students to ensure that all are healthy, challenged, engaged, supported and feel safe from grades K to 12. Through organic teaching opportunities, afterschool professionals will learn best practices for sustainable learning objectives and take home digital and offline resources to use in your program as early as Monday afternoon.

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Carly Cahoon

Schools Manager, EVERFI
Carly Cahoon MACL is an EVERFI Schools Manager based out of Utah. She has a passion for education and technology and has worked in Education and Nonprofits ensuring the sustainability of teaching practices and experiential engagement.

Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 203

1:30pm MDT

Utah Education Network Resources Come In All Shapes and Sizes
The Utah Education Network offers a variety of educational resources that are cross-curricular, diverse, multi-platform, and free. Join us to learn how to explore multicultural resources, find age-appropriate and high-quality digital resources, and help students use screen-time effectively.

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Lisa Cohne

Community Partnership Manager, Utah Education Network
Lisa Cohne, MSW - has been an an educator and leader for community partnerships and engagements for almost 15 years with the Utah Education Network.

Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 203

2:45pm MDT

Powering Potential
Did you know that in Utah 1 out of 10 students didn’t graduate in 2018? Are your youth at risk of becoming a number in this sad statistic? Youth faced with challenges like lack of motivation, family issues, and daily stressors can lead to dropout. In this session you will learn skills so you can help youth tackle challenges, become life long learners, and power their potential!

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Kristen Knoche

Out-of-School Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
If you were to describe Kristen Knoche to a stranger, you might start with her affinity for pebbled ice, appreciation for soccer, and a surprisingly large number of hiccups. Although she is a native to Utah, she enjoys exploring new terrain within our state lines, like the Peace Gardens... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Ballroom 2

4:00pm MDT

Shaping the Future with Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education (CTE) can be a powerful way to engage youth and prepare them to succeed in school and beyond. In this interactive session, you'll explore the pros and cons of trade careers, discover cost-saving strategies for accessing college, and discover free resources from public media's "American Graduate: Getting to Work" initiative to help students grades 7-12 explore future possibilities.

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Jenn Gibbs

Project Manager | UtahFutures American Graduate, Utah Education Network
Jenn Gibbs, PhD is a content specialist at UEN and serves on the Utah PTA's Education Commission. As project manager for UtahFutures American Graduate, she works to connect learners and those who guide them with public resources to help them succeed in school, in work and in life... Read More →

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 201
Saturday, November 2

11:00am MDT

Five Mindful Ways to Shift the Climate of Your Program
Let’s start from the inside out! In this session, we will explore and share resources and tips on how to work with students on their personal behavior and accountability, self-regulation self-awareness, decision-making skills, and other social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. We will share how mindfulness is cross-curricular with SEL activities and how to implement these new concepts in your program. There is a growing need for youth to understand their own behavior, and the need is becoming more dynamic by the minute! We will take a dive into today’s digital dilemma and provide a new approach so that students can make healthier decisions about how to use devices and social media. We will provide ideas and resources that help students understand their potential and become thoughtful and kinder contributors to a larger society. Join us and expect to learn by doing in this session; sorry, no lecturing here!


Michelle Pina

kid-grit Ambassador, kid-grit
Michelle Pina has a professional background which includes working as a middle school teacher, professional development coordinator, program evaluator and federal grant director. She has 15 years of experience in leading and starting up self-funded out-of-school-time (OST) programs... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 201

2:45pm MDT

Afterschool Juggling
Communication is key; we have heard it over and over, and it is true. With our coworkers, with our families, with the parents of kids in our programs. . . basically everyone. During this workshop, we will look at what we do as afterschool professionals in a new light, by learning how to juggle the way we look at all the things that happen in our day. Walk away with a juggling game that you can take back to your team on Monday to share your new-found skills!


Jerrad Strand

Youth and Teen Director, Jewish Community Center
Jerrad Strand is the Youth and Teen Director for the JCC in Salt Lake for the past 16 years, Jerrad is an empathetic and passionate leader. Through his experiences from camper to today, he believes in hard work, creative thinking, and communication as he leads his team by example... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 201